UKATA is an organisation which aims to serve its members. Council and various committees oversee and perform specific tasks in order to manage specific areas of governance.
The committees are groups consisting of UKATA members who may have a particular expertise or interest in the committee they represent. They come up with ideas, policies and procedures, and working together with Council, they aim to promote best practice within UKATA.
In addition, the TA Trainers Network represents an inclusive group of TA trainers, who actively discuss all aspects of training practice. Assesses accreditation and programmes of study leading to qualifications in TA practice (Psychotherapy, Counselling, Organisations and Education).
At present, UKATA has the following committees:
Member Services Committee incorporating the PR & Marketing Committee communicates between UKATA and its members informing them of UKATA activities in the wider professional community and also to the general public. Maintains UKATA membership benefits and works to introduce new benefits to members.
Jan Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Argent – email@example.com
Helen Davies, Nicky Worral, Carol Wain, Enid Welford
The EPPC has responsibility for monitoring professional practice to ensure high standards of ethics and competence are maintained at all levels in the profession in line with the UKATA code of ethics.
Conference Committee organises the annual National TA Conference in the UK.
Susan Arslan firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant – Hulya Hooker
Peter Golder, Cari Bishop Jones, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Elizabeth Heatley, David Linford Smith
The role of the DSR Committee is to raise awareness, create dialogues and monitor policies on fairness of opportunities and social responsibility within UKATA.
Our aims fall into three categories:
1. The practical or administrative
2. The professional requirements and recommendations for good practice
3. The psychological impact we wish to have, which is to offer a significant contribution to a culture that honors diversity and social responsibility in UKATA.
What follows is further clarification in these three areas:
At the Administrative Level we aim to:
· Collect data about our membership and monitor fairness of opportunities about access to training, services and attaining qualifications
· Monitor UKATA membership’s access to Fairness of Opportunity and inform Council of the results
· Keep up to date with National & European law and use this information to keep policies relevant
· Keep current with UKCP policy and practice
· Liaise with UKATA admin and get feedback on data on membership and make recommendations.
· Liaise with TASC concerning fairness of opportunity with RTEs. This can account for access to training as well as progressing with qualifications.
· Keep up to date with relevant National and European law and use this information to keep policies up to date and relevant.
At the Professional Level we aim to:
· Draft a reading list with notes on race, ethnicity, culture, disability, neurodiversity, gender, age, sexual orientation for members and service users
· Provide materials which outline ethical and legal responsibilities of practitioners
· Establish best practice through conferences, meetings and publications
· Establish new guidelines for practice and training.
· Promote best practices through conferences, meetings and publications.
· Offer guidelines for practice and training
· Maintain a regular column in the Transactional Analysis magazine
· Keep up awareness of the relevance of context by discussing social and political events in regular meetings and reporting back to council and membership.
At the Psychological Level we aim to:
· Encourage dialogue on themes of diversity and social responsibility to boost confidence and enthusiasm in our community
· Promote awareness and reflection in order to invite consciousness of anti-oppressive practice
· Attend to our process as a committee to model our aspiration of democracy and plurality
· Promote awareness and encourage reflection on these themes in order to invite greater consciousness of power dynamics
Sue Brady – email@example.com
Beren Aldridge, Victoria Baskerville, John Paradise, John Renwick, Pietro Cardile
The TASC was set up to devise and monitor standards of Transactional Analysis training. Its main responsibility is to ensure all Transactional Analysis training delivered within UKATA meets high standards in terms of quality, fairness, and rigour throughout the UK.
In 2017 this committee took on the role of the Assessment and Accreditation committee and therefore monitor the UKATA Diploma
Research Committee supports members in applying research methods in their practice, making research material available to UKATA members
Antionette Buisman firstname.lastname@example.org
Celia Chambers, Nicky James, Rosalind Sharples, James Sweeney
Exams Committee organises and manages exams to for those working towards TA qualifications.
Kathie Hostick – email@example.com
Helen Rowland, Jan Baker, Frances Townsend, Marilyn Wright, Julia Tolley, Bev Gibbons